Hope Givers Gala


We are excited to announce that our 3rd Annual Hope Giver’s Gala will be held August 17th, 2024 at a larger venue in Spearfish, SD.


We are so grateful to all who came to support Esthers Rising last year. We were able to raise $45,000 to support adolescent survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. 


We are so grateful to have such a supportive and generous community!


3rd Annual Gala


17 August 2024



Doors Open 5:00



Elkhorn Ridge Resort

20189 US-85, Spearfish, SD 57783

Timeline of the Evening

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Esthers Rising Updates


Hear about the help we’ve been able to provide this year and where we’re headed in the years to come. Featured speakers, Suzi Kremer & Cheri Hartman will provide insight into how you can help us reach our residential care home goals. We have big plans for the year 2025!

Raffle & Live Auction


Take time after the doors open to peruse our raffle basket items and to purchase your tickets!  Also check out the larger items that will be featured on our live auction.

Guest Speaker


We are excited to introduce this year’s guest speaker – Robert Lung. He currently serves as a District Court Judge in Colorado. He also provides presentations nationally and internationally on issues such as human trafficking, childhood trauma and resiliency to an exceptionally diverse audience base including the military, the medical field, the educational field, various judiciaries, faith-based organizations, first responders, mental health professionals and law enforcement.

Robert Lung has served as the Judicial Representative of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council from 2016-2020. He has also been appointed per POTUS to the National Advisory Council on the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States from 2017-2022 and the US Advisory Council on Human Trafficking from 2018 to 2020.

He has also consulted with Office for Victims of Crime under the US Dept. of Justice, the Office on Trafficking in Persons under the US Administration for Children and Families, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under the US State Dept. and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).


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